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Make AI Your Personal Music Teaching Assistant: 4 Ideas You Can Use Now!

October 11, 2023

by William I. Bauer, School of Music, University of Florida Today, there is a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI), with both excitement and concern about how it will impact our lives. In particular, the widespread availability of AI built on large language models that are capable of understanding… Read more >


How to Become a Private Music Teacher

September 14, 2023

The value of music education encompasses both the emotional and cultural impact of experiencing music and the way that learning music enhances our brains. Research suggests that learning to play an instrument can enhance someone’s mental acuity and ability to retain information. This research, as well as the experiences of… Read more >


Assessment in Music Education: Ideas to Encourage and Motivate Learners

February 14, 2023

Thoughtful measurements and evaluations tied to clear learning goals are a vital, motivating part of music education. For students, the right assessments demonstrate their growth as musicians and provide an encouraging path forward. For educators, assessments provide valuable information that can be used to inform and adapt their teaching. Marshall… Read more >


Creativity Across the Music Curriculum

August 30, 2022

What is the most effective way to encourage creativity and a lifelong love of music in the classroom? The answer to this question guides every aspect of dedicated music educators’ careers. We at the University of Florida’s online Master of Music in Music Education (MMME) program believe the student learning… Read more >


Sparking Creativity in the Music Classroom: Hear from a UF Grad

Connecting with and inspiring students is of the utmost importance for all teachers, and at the core of our online Master of Music in Music Education program. We strive to help PK-12 teachers who enroll in the program develop as musicians and educators by utilizing active learning strategies in courses… Read more >


UF Music Education Grad Becomes a Published Composer

December 2, 2021

Software tools and online connections have transformed the work of many composers, making it possible to create music from anywhere and share pieces instantly with people around the world. However, traditional sheet music publication remains a vital means of presenting new compositions to a broad audience of teachers and students…. Read more >


How to Engage Students Utilizing Music Education Tools & Technology

August 1, 2021

Music teachers are increasingly using technology when developing new strategies for engaging students. Where we once thought of acoustic instruments, pencil, and paper as primary learning tools, it is now possible to involve students in creative music learning using technologies such as iPads and education apps. Integrating technology with teaching… Read more >


What Can I Do with a Master’s in Music Education Degree?

July 26, 2021

As the National Association for Music Education points out, music education is not just a study of music or education, it is also the study of people, places, and cultures. For this reason, music educators come from all varieties of professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Although master’s degrees can offer… Read more >


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